Monday, July 8, 2013

Gardening and Georgia O'Keeffe

Gardening is one of the most enjoyable things I do. The garden is small, but it's full of some of  my favorite flowers and is always a work in progress.

One of my flowering front runners are my poppies. Trust me , they're not opium poppies.

I took a close-up picture of one of the blooms the first year of planting. It reminds me of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting. She's one of my favorite artists because I love her large, detailed paintings of flowers. 

My neighbors all wonder why the poppy blooms are so big and colorful. I'll give you readers three guesses. Your first guess will probably be correct.

Jenny's place has some great "G" words for Alphabet Thursday.


Valerie said...

I am jealous. I don't have any luck with poppies. I have tried and tried to cultivate them with no joy, yet they were in the garden when I moved in to my house. Is it a weather thing or my fingers not being green enough?

lightly said...


one does not waste horsepucky on flowers.
one wastes horsepucky on veggies (yes yes shutup i know veggies are flowers).
you take 1 nice large pot (not POT) and plant five potatoes , this will give you about 1 kg of potatoes in 90 days, a few nice lettuce a few herbs a couple peppers (red yellow orange gives you lovely colors) a few tomatoes, nice dinner menu.
now not one to point out the obvious but the government people get a little unhappy with you if you decide to process those lovely little poppy plants.
now if you process a potato you can get boiled , grilled, fries, mashed all legal and all edible and Pam no read the next line

vodka is made from processed potatoes

ok pam can carry on reading,

Gardening is the good therapy but veggie gardening is better therapy.

warning ...
there are 3 puckies that go well with flowers
1) horse - Pam knows best
2) cow - farmers knows best
3) chicken -
the chicken is extremely good but done wrong can kill all your hard work.
cow mixed with water and cow urine is a good pucky and it kills the bugs.
horse such a beautiful aroma, plants love it but there are some people who don't believe in all the merits,
may the wind always blow in the direction of the neighbors house

and that's it from gardening peanut gallery

Pam Beers. said...

Val, our weather in upstate NY, USA runs the gamut. We have all four seasons, so I don't think it's the weather. Your fingers need to be full of horse pucky. That's the key to good pucky.

Lightly: HA! Those potted veggies sound wonderful. Oh yes, my Polish grandmother used to make bootleg vodka out of potatoes from her garden. What a woman!

I don't have opium poppies, but I've been told if I slit the base of the poppy flower, extract the juice, then dry it, I could compete with the Columbians.

You're right about the chicken manure, it's the best thing to use in the garden. But I don't have chickens, I have horses. pucky it is.

Thanks for your comments you two.